The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is recognizing October as Audiology Awareness Month by highlighting important VA research on the subject and advances made in treating veterans with hearing loss. Hearing loss is the most prevalent service-connected disability among veterans. Veterans who need routine audiology appointments will now be able to directly schedule them without the need for a referral from their primary care provider. The move is expected to get veterans into appointments more quickly. For more information VA’s audiology services, visit the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research website. Information about VA research on audiology is available on the VA Hearing Loss webpage.
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